On Location: Black Panther

Movie markers line the sidewalks of
historic downtown Griffin, Ga.
Griffin, Ga., is a thriving metro Atlanta suburb, located approximately forty-five miles south of the city.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Griffin features a walkable downtown district.   Since the early eighties, this charming city has been featured or used as a production site for movies and television series, including Driving Miss Daisy, Murder in Coweta County, Mississippi Burning, The Fighting Temptations, Rectify, The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games, Jumanji, and Black Panther. 

In Black Panther, South African arms dealer Ulysses Klaue, played by Andy Serkis, is shot by Killmonger in an airfield in South Korea. Although some of the scenes in Black Panther were filmed in South Korea, this particular scene was shot at an abandoned airfield in Griffin.

The airfield is owned by Atlanta Air Recovery and Storage, a local aviation company, and is not open to the public. 

With special permission, I had the honor and privilege of photographing the vintage beauty of this location.  Highlights below: 

Sincerest appreciation to Robert Mohl, Director of the Griffin-Spalding County Airport and Todd Thaxton, Recovery Specialist and Manager of Atlanta Air Recovery for their time and consideration! 

All photographs by www.bonniemoret.com.


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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.